I would like to know more about this commission. What exactly are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern getting for their betrayal of Hamlet? It is a lot of money?
A commission, even now, might signal a parcel of money. But it may also be a long term gig – like a job- like he’s hired them to be representatives in England. So it may not just be a stack of cash but a steady paycheck for a long time.
Was this commission on the table from the beginning? Like, we’d like to hire you to be our representatives in England – which carries with it housing, a salary, a per diem and a lot of status. All we want you to do is come see how Hamlet is doing,
In other words, has this been the endgame for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern all along or is this just the next link in the chain?